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Wed Mar 28, 2012, 02:42 AM

Santorum loses lead at home - poll

Source: Reuters

Santorum loses lead at home - poll
Last updated 19:29 28/03/2012

Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has erased rival Rick Santorum's lead among voters in Santorum's home state of Pennsylvania which holds a crucial primary next month, a poll on Wednesday showed.

Santorum, who represented the state in Congress for 16 years until he was defeated in a Senate election in 2006, saw his lead over Romney evaporate from 29 points to 2 points in the past month, according to the Franklin and Marshall College poll conducted from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's primary election takes place on April 24, along with liberal northeastern states like New York and Connecticut which Romney is favored to win.

If Santorum loses or scrapes by with a narrow win in Pennsylvania, he will come under pressure from senior Republicans to pull out of the race.



Read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/6655246/

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Judi Lynn Mar 2012 OP
Jack Rabbit Mar 2012 #1
goclark Mar 2012 #3
meow2u3 Mar 2012 #9
LetTimmySmoke Mar 2012 #2
Owlet Mar 2012 #4
Major Hogwash Mar 2012 #5
libinnyandia Mar 2012 #6
Lucky Luciano Mar 2012 #10
otohara Mar 2012 #7
Beacool Mar 2012 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 03:39 AM

1. The last time Santorum ran in Pennsylvania he got clobbered

. . . drawing only about 40% of the vote with the advantage of incumbency. It's remarkable what a few personal financial scandals can do to such an advantage.

Now, does any one here think that a man with detached hubris that he can be so emphatically rejected by his home state voters and then run for president six years later would let a little thing like losing his home state primary force him out of the race?

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 06:15 AM

3. How did I miss that one?


I lean so much at DU ~ I am in shock.

Tricky Ricky plays smoke and mirrors a lot ~ and he has an evil , mean spirited part to him that is scary.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 12:32 PM

9. I played my part in the clobbering of Mr. Frothy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 04:50 AM

2. The evangelicals are finally getting on the roof of the GOP car like they've been told.

 

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:04 AM

4. So the rule is...

..if you win your home state (Romney - Michigan, Massachusetts) and
Gingrich (Georgia) you get to stay in the race, but if you lose your home state (Bachmann - Iowa) you have to quit. Have I got it right? When's the Texas primary? Getting tired of Ron Paul.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 09:17 AM

5. Santorum's lead in Pennsylvania evaporated.

Just like his hopes and dreams of being the President.
Too bad, so sad.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 10:46 AM

6. "Liberal northeastern states" probably would refer to the Democrats in those states. Republicans

in NewYork had Carl Paladino as their candidate for governor in 2010. He was a real wacko. But they will probably vote for Romney. As far as I'm concerned, Romney is a wacko too.

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Response to libinnyandia (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 01:31 PM

10. But ya gotta admit, as far as the wacko factor goes,

Sanatorium and Paladino are in their own unique and far more wacked categories than Romney.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 11:06 AM

7. It's Over - Make It Stop

PA voters.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

8. Good for PA.

Santorum is a RW Christian fundamentalist nut.

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